Alibi V.22 No.49 • Dec 5-11, 2013 
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Four Up

Whether you’re craving garage rock, stoner, doom, grindcore or a schtick-heavy uke-and-upright bass duo, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews.
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Aural Fixation

Dark Sweets for High Desert Winter

A festive mixtape for holiday parties

Wherein we excavate an øשlqæda holiday mix—originally sourced from crates of 78s—via Spotify. Soundtrack eggnog hour with ho-ho-hølγ שаябlɛş treasure.

Sonic Reducer

The Warlocks Skull Worship · Black Flag What The ... · Xiu Xiu Nina

This week we listened to new releases from Xiu Xiu, Black Flag and The Warlocks. Now with A/V previews.
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Special Beat Service

The English Beat • ska

Here's a brief on a band with three names, but unlike Eliot's bunch, these dudes are not a coterie of cats. At home across the pond, they're known as the Beat. In the land down under, kindly refer to them as the British Beat. Here in 'Merica, we call them the English Beat. But no matter what you call them, this estimable ensemble that still includes founder and guitarist Dave Wakeling—but not vocalist Ranking Roger—was partially responsible for the upsurge in popularity that two-tone ska saw on both sides of the Atlantic during the '80s and '90s. …
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